In keeping with the vision of the Department of Supply Chain Management to be widely acknowledged by industry and academia as the leader in dissemination of procurement, manufacturing and logistics knowledge, the Supply Chain Management program integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, and physical distribution into a unified course of study. The program is designed with the realization that essential breakthroughs in business productivity and quality must be process based and such processes must transcend traditional business functionality and embrace the need for cross-organizational relationships. The program also acknowledges the critical challenges related to environmental impact by engendering an earth-to-earth supply chain focus.
The Supply Chain Management faculty has been a leader in this total system integration for over 25 years. This is the most widely recognized program in the United States that offers integration among these critical, value-adding components to enhance global competitiveness. The objectives are to provide and encourage students to pursue concentrations within their area of interest. As a result, industry looks to MSU as the prime supplier of Supply Chain Management talent in abundant job opportunities.